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ERIC Number: EJ857375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Making a Traditional Study-Abroad Program Geographic: A Theoretically Informed Regional Approach
Jokisch, Brad
Journal of Geography, v108 n3 p105-111 2009
Geographers have been active in numerous focused study-abroad programs, but few have created or led language-based programs overseas. This article describes the development of a Spanish language program in Ecuador and how it was made geographic primarily through a theoretically informed regional geography course. The approach employs theoretical and conceptual approaches from geography and cognate fields in order to understand the landscapes and livelihoods of a given place. The article provides examples of historic landscapes, landscapes of production, and migrant landscapes. The examples demonstrate the origin of material landscape features, how landscapes are processes integral to society and the economy at multiple scales, and the labor and capital that are used to create landscapes. Geographers have much to contribute to language-based programs and incorporating landscape interpretation is a particularly useful approach. (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador